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 (kăzh′o͞o-ĭs′tĭk) also ca·su·is·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
Of or relating to casuists or casuistry.

ca′su·is′ti·cal·ly adv.


(ˌkæʒ uˈɪs tɪk)

also cas`u•is′ti•cal,

1. pertaining to casuists or casuistry.
2. oversubtle; intellectually dishonest; sophistical.
cas`u•is′ti•cal•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.casuistic - of or relating to or practicing casuistry; "overly subtle casuistic reasoning"
2.casuistic - of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems
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The MBA, however, does not casuistically teach a list of what you may and may not do.
The existence of such situations where the meaning of the norm is entangled in ambiguous terminology determines the Judge to casuistically interpret equivocal concepts (cf.
So, it is not unreasonable to think that in the roots of these changes lies the concern to delimit, almost casuistically, the terms of Portugal's contribution to the Union's building.
17) It marks only this: that philosophical contemplation on the economy has today become something totally different from a variant of the "applied ethics" with which general moral principles are confronted more or less casuistically with decision-situations taken from life.
The availability of restitution is explored casuistically, via the examination of a range of contextual factors that differ from situation to situation.
Deuteronomy 24:1, which is written casuistically, permits the husband to divorce her for this.
For Sir William Cornwallis, writing in Montaigne's idiom, even Richard III could be casuistically exonerated.
First, deputies generally agreed that excluding the relatives of emigres from voting or holding elected office contravened the constitution, even though a majority casuistically defended the measure by arguing "that an apparent breach can sometimes conform to its spirit and be necessary for its defense," and so reduced application of this law strictly to emigres and their relatives.
No court in this country would protect a government employee who adopted one of the outlandish stances that Judge Kozinski so casuistically suggests.
Such flabby contemporary thought now hails him for having been social or progressive, casuistically combining capitalism and socialism and defending liberty until it needs to be attacked.